• On Jan 15, 2020
    Stacey from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best way to get from the Contemporary resort to Hollywood Studios to be at the gates at around 8 am

    Hi Stacey!  Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your Walt Disney World Resort visit begins tomorrow!  I’ll be happy to help you get all those last-minute details into place.  You don’t mention what your plans are during your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but if you are interested in experiencing Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, I would recommend planning to arrive earlier than 8:00 am.

    Access to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is through a virtual queue.  Guests will need to join a Boarding Group through the My Disney Experience mobile app or by visiting a Guest Experience Team station.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios is scheduled to open at 7:00 every day for the next week or so.  There have been some recent changes to operating hours for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so I recommend double-checking park hours for the day you plan to visit.  The Boarding Group process, as explained in this Disney Parks Blog post, begins promptly at scheduled park opening time.  There are a limited number of Boarding Groups available.  I recommend arriving at Disney’s Hollywood Studios early enough to pass through security screening and be admitted to the park by the scheduled opening time.  Guests who arrive later may find that all Boarding Groups for Rise of the Resistance have already been distributed for the day.

    My recommendation would be to take Disney’s complimentary bus transportation from Disney’s Contemporary Resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and plan to be at your resort’s bus stop approximately an hour prior to the time you would like to be at the park.  I took the bus yesterday from my Disney Resort Hotel to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and found it to be a quick and efficient way to arrive in plenty of time to join a Boarding Group.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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